The Public Walk at the Palais-Royal in 1792

Promenade, publique, Palais-Royal, Société, parisienne, costume, mode, directoire
La Promenade publique au Palais-Royal en 1792

La Promenade Publique (Jardin du Palais-Royal).

Reproduction of the elegant Parisian society of 1792 in the gardens of the Royal Palace: elegant crowd, gathered under the trees, discussing and courting. Caricature of Debucourt, La Promenade publique au Palais-Royal. All the figures are carefully selected, the gestures, the costume, the style definitely reflect the Parisian society of those years of the French Revolution.

In the middle right of the picture, the eldest son of Duke Louis-Philippe II. Joseph of Orléans (Philippe Égalité), the Duke of Chartres, just 19 years old, the later citizen king Louis-Phillippe, just blowing a kiss to a young woman.

La Promenade Publique (Jardin du Palais-Royal)

Cette planche est datée de 1792, et, bien qu’elle déborde légèrement de l’époque qui fait l’objet du livre, nous n’avons pas cru devoir en priver nos lecteurs. C’est le cirque qui avait été construit au milieu du jardin sur les dessins de Louis, architecte du duc d’Orléans, que l’on aperçoit entre les arbres.

Par Urrabieta. Impr. litho de Firmin-Didot et Cie.
Graveur: Philibert Louis Debucourt (1755-1832).

Source: XVIIIme siècle: institutions, usages et costumes. France, 1700-1789 par Paul Lacroix. Firmin-Didot et cie, Paris 1878.


Note:  Neoclassicism. Louis XVI, French fashion c. 1790-1792

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